Thurs, July 22 to August 12, 2021
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Taught in English + Spanish
$130 Materials not included
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Strengthen your drawing skills through a classical approach using a step-by-step method. No experience necessary!
This four-week course is for the absolute beginner and intermediate students. It covers all the bases of drawing. Through demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critique, the instructor will focus on the fundamentals of proportion, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering form (shading). Class will discuss the use of different materials and study master drawings to understand their strengths and the techniques and processes employed.
Students will express their sensibility and feelings through drawing, following skills in basic figurative and foundation drawing: (sketching, proportions, relationship, symmetry, perspective, decomposition of forms in geometric figures, color drawing, etc.) and how to use the drawings elements (line, point, shading, etc.) to represent the world around them (Objects, landscape, portraits, human figure, animals, architecture, etc.)
After mastering some drawing skills, students will be able to use what they learned, articulating stories, expressing their inner world through drawing, learning and developing their representational efforts in the narrative of their images through visual vocabulary.
Drawings will be evaluated constantly during class, and the instructor will suggest exercises and assignments to practice during the week.
Class 1 + 2
Line control, measuring, hand and eye control, shape and form, proportions and relationships, comparison, symmetry.
Class 3 + 4:
Learn to draw from a picture by using a step-by-step guide. Learn to use a viewfinder. Negative Space. Tonal and shading exercises and various small projects.
About the Instructor
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.
Students will need to bring to class the following materials
▪ Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
▪ 2 charcoal pencils
▪ 1 eraser
▪ 1 sharpener
▪ 1 Viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
▪ 1 Drawing pad 18” x 24”
▪ 1 small sketch book 5” x 7”
▪ 1 masking tape
Black artist pens or markers:
Superfine point, fine point, medium point & amp brush